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“THE CHOSEN” – Do I Dare Rock the Boat?

Some say, let’s all just get along. We all worship the same Jesus.

That’s certainly the easy road. But is it the right road? If you say, I don’t want to rock the boat, then ask yourself this: “Who will?”

The Apostle Paul wasn’t afraid to rock the boat. He spoke out boldly for the truth.

“But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse!  As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!” Galatians 1:8-9 NIV

Wow! Isn’t that a little harsh, Paul? No. It is not. It is our example. Consider this Scripture verse:

 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.  They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4 NIV

You may be wondering, What is she going on about? OK. Fair enough. I am going to share some information with you about “The Chosen” that you may be unaware of.

Get Ready. I’m going to “ROCK THE BOAT”!

The link below provides the most thorough, thought-provoking coverage of The Chosen that I have seen. I hope you will read it.

My question to you is this: Would we rather live in ignorant bliss, or are we willing to examine the facts?

In His Love, Cindy

Do you want to know more about Jesus? See my page Who Is Jesus?  

23 thoughts on ““THE CHOSEN” – Do I Dare Rock the Boat?”

  1. Thank you for linking my post, Cindy. “Rocking the Boat” isn’t a popular pastime these days, but asking others to consider information that they may not have been aware of, or taken into consideration, especially in light of God’s Holy Word that tells us to test everything (1 Thessalonians 5:21), is in itself, a biblical admonition. Blessings!

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    1. “Rocking the Boat” isn’t a popular pastime these days” – You can say that again! It isn’t easy to swim upstream. It isn’t easy to go against the flow. All these saying have become very real to me. I appreciate your encouragement and support more than you know because I respect you. Blessings, my friend!

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  2. There is too much detailed and thoughtful discussion in this article for me to digest and respond to yet. I have watched every episode and have a few straight up biblical issues with a few of them. On one hand I will certainly continue being alert for antibiblical content, I am not on board with tossing the entire series. I need more time to process and look into the long list of claims.

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    1. Thank you for commenting, Pastor Pete. There is definitely a lot to learn about the creators of this show. Frankly, most Christians who watch the show are not aware of the intentions of the producers. I just know that I want my understanding of Jesus to come straight from the Bible and only the Bible. God bless you and your work in your ministry.

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  3. Thank you for this thoughtful, if not provocative, post. I skimmed over the embedded articles but was ready to agree with your position beforehand.
    It’s true that this popular series combines the Biblical perspectives of different beliefs such as LDS. But my angst goes farther.
    Years ago when the popular ‘Jesus of Nazareth’ came out I began to see Christians referring to Biblical truths as though it was scripture but it really came from the movie. Truth gets blurred.
    Now, more recently, I am aghast when I attend Bible studies and, invariably, someone will quote a scene or line from The Chosen as though it’s scripture.
    Cindy, we have become casual and lazy toward the precious word of God. We can quote movies but not the powerful living word of God.
    I shun all of it, I don’t want Hollywood or anyone planting scenes, faces, contrived encounters – I want the Holy Spirit to speak through the pages and plant our Lord’s word in my heart.
    Enough Biblical entertainment! It is a facsimile that will rob us of the authentic living word which alone can renew our mind and heart.
    Sorry for such a long comment!! Press on sister. ❤

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    1. Lisa, Thank you for your comments. I completely agree with you. I had not heard of people quoting words from the series as if it were the Bible. That breaks my heart. Thank you for sharing that piece of information. That is exactly what I feared would happen! And it is very troubling. God bless you, my friend!

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  4. I visited Salt Lake City a few years ago and went to view the temple. First thing I noticed was that the doors were locked, entry forbidden. Second, atop the temple was a statue of the “Angel Moroni”. While I greatly admire the family centered, hardworking, and generally moral lifestyle of the LDS members, theirs is in no way a Christian faith.

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  5. Cindy, thank you for passing along Bruce’s article. I wonder how many evangelical pastors warned their flocks about the very popular “The Chosen”? I’m sure many didn’t want to “rock the boat.” The level of discernment (and fortitude) is dropping in evangelicalism and it starts in the pulpits.

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    1. I agree with you, Tom. I know of a Baptist church that is showing The Chosen during the Sunday School hour. Maybe the pastor doesn’t have the power to stop it. I don’t know. I don’t understand the tolerance we see in the Church today. There is a spirit of ecumenicalism at work. And we know where that is leading. Thank you for your encouragement and support. Blessings, Tom.

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  6. Although some of my “hard core” Christian friends rave about this series, I have been reluctant to view it. (I’ve never seen a movie that ‘portrays’ the Bible, even though they say it does. Would it be so hard to create a movie that takes dialog straight from Scripture? Really, do we think God’s Word needs our ‘improvement???) I had read a few reviews of it, and had cautions. Now I have more cautions, and I’m not interested. Like Lisa Beth said previously, living by the Bible in real life is hard enough without getting it mixed up with fiction. How awful to be quoting movie dialog and thinking it’s really God’s Word!

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    1. Kathy, Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I agree with you. I don’t want to get the Jesus I know (from studying God’s Word) confused with “a different Jesus” portrayed in The Chosen. The Chosen even says, “Get used to different.” But the Apostle Paul said, “I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.”
      See also Galatians chapter 1.
      Blessings, my friend!

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  7. I have never watched the chosen. Lot of people saw it and recommended but for some reason I always felt a hesitation. Reading your post, I don’t regret not watching it. May we always turn to scripture to know about our Lord.

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    1. “May we always turn to scripture to know about our Lord.” Amen to that!
      Dallas Jenkins says, “Get used to different!”
      My response: No, thanks. I’ll stick with the Jesus of the Bible.
      Blessings, Manu!

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  8. Thanks for sharing! People at my Bible study group quote The Chosen or explain Bible verses via The Chosen, so… it’s a bit of a concern. I’ve not said anything because I’m literally brand new to the group, and I’m also not sure how to approach it.

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    1. Yes, I think that is concerning, but I doubt there is much you can do. If people want to know more about what’s behind the show, you can provide links to good information. Blessings, Panda Mom!

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